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Are Mailboxes Considered Federal Property?

Friday May 15, 2020

Mailboxes make it easy for consumers, as well as businesses, to send and receive tangible letters and small packages. Rather than delivering mail themselves, consumers and businesses can use the services of the United States Postal Service (USPS). On any given day, the USPS delivers over 187 million pieces of mail to recipients across the country. And because mailboxes are used exclusively by the USPS -- as opposed to private parcel and package delivery companies -- many people assume that they are federal property. So, are mailboxes really considered federal property?

How to Protect Curbside Mailboxes Getting Struck By Vehicles

Friday May 01, 2020

Because of their close proximity to the road, curbside mailboxes are often struck by passing vehicles. For homeowners, it's frustrating to wake up one morning, only to discover that their curbside mailboxes has been knocked down. In some cases, vehicle strikes will only damage the post. In others, they'll damage the mailbox itself. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, though, there are several steps you can take to protect curbside mailboxes from passing vehicles.

Are Address Numbers Required for Curbside Mailboxes?

Monday April 27, 2020

If you're planning to develop a neighborhood or residential community, you might be wondering whether to include address numbers on the curbside mailboxes. Unlike centralized mail delivery systems -- STD-4C and Cluster Box Units (CBUs) -- curbside mailboxes are typically installed independently of each other. In other words, each home will have its own curbside mailbox. Therefore, address numbers are often used to denote which mailbox belongs to which home. So, are address numbers required for curbside mailboxes?

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Mailboxes for a Residential Community

Thursday April 02, 2020

When developing a neighborhood or residential community, you'll need to install mailboxes. Without mailboxes, residents won't be able to receive mail, nor will they will be able to send mail without making a special trip to the local post office. You shouldn't just any mailboxes for your residential community, though. Below are five common mistakes to avoid when choosing mailboxes for a residential community.

Are Your Curbside Mailboxes Weatherproof?

Friday February 28, 2020

When choosing curbside mailboxes for a neighborhood or residential community, you should check to see whether they are waterproof. Curbside mailboxes are regularly exposed to rain, sleet and snow. Over the course of many months or years, exposure to these elements can cause damage. Thankfully, some curbside mailboxes offer a higher level of protection against the weather than others. By choosing weatherproof curbside mailboxes, you can rest assured knowing that they will last a long time.

How to Protect Curbside Mailboxes Getting Struck By Vehicles

Monday February 10, 2020

Because of their close proximity to the road, curbside mailboxes are often struck by passing vehicles. For homeowners, it's frustrating to wake up one morning, only to discover that their curbside mailboxes has been knocked down. In some cases, vehicle strikes will only damage the post. In others, they'll damage the mailbox itself. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, though, there are several steps you can take to protect curbside mailboxes from passing vehicles.

5 Myths About Carrier Signal Flags in Mailboxes

Monday January 20, 2020

It's not uncommon for mailboxes to feature an adjustable flag on the right or left side. Known as the carrier signal flag, it's commonly used by homeowners and business owners to alert mail couriers to the presence of outgoing mail. If a mail courier sees the carrier flag raises, he or she will know that there's outgoing mail that needs to be collected. While you're probably familiar with the basic purpose of carrier signal flags, there might be some things you don't know about them. Below are five common myths and misconceptions about carrier signal signals in mailboxes.

The Jorolemon Mailbox: How It Influenced Modern-Day Mailbox Designs

Monday December 16, 2019

Have you heard of the Joroleman mailbox? Even if you're unfamiliar with it, you've probably encountered mailboxes featuring its iconic and classic design. The Joroleman mailbox's rectangular-dome design has become synonymous with residential curbside mailboxes. To learn more about this iconic mailbox and how it influenced modern-day mailbox designs, keep reading.

What Type of Posts Should I Use for Curbside Mailboxes?

Friday October 25, 2019

When installing new curbside mailboxes in a neighborhood or residential community, you'll need to choose the right type of posts. The post, of course, is the support system on which a curbside mailbox is mounted. Although there are exceptions, most curbside mailboxes are used in conjunction with a post. But there are different types of posts available, some of which work better than others. So, what type of posts should you use for your neighborhood's or residential community's curbside mailboxes?

Door Slots vs Traditional Mailboxes: Which Is Best?

Monday August 12, 2019

Contrary to what some people believe, the United States Postal Service (USPS) doesn't require each home or residential building to have a traditional mailbox. An alternative form of mail reception allowed by the USPS is a door slot. As shown below, a door slot is a rectangular-shaped hole in which mall is inserted. The mail courier can slide the tenants' mail into the slot, at which point it will fall onto the floor or in a bucket inside the tenants' home. So, which is these mail delivery solutions work best?